Technology Addiction
278 views | +4 today
Follow
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Scooped by Dan Kovach
Scoop.it!

The online generation: Four in 10 children are addicted to the internet

The online generation: Four in 10 children are addicted to the internet | Technology Addiction | Scoop.it
Almost four in 10 young people fear they are addicted to the internet, according to new research, prompting fears from children’s campaigners that youngsters could leave themselves vulnerable to cyber bullying.
Dan Kovach's insight:

This has been one of my biggest concerns regarding the impact of the digital information age on kids and education.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Dan Kovach
Scoop.it!

At Waldorf School in Silicon Valley, Technology Can Wait

At Waldorf School in Silicon Valley, Technology Can Wait | Technology Addiction | Scoop.it
The Waldorf School’s computer-free environment has become a draw for parents at high-tech companies like Google.
Dan Kovach's insight:

A different look at technology in education...

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Dan Kovach
Scoop.it!

MORE kids hooked on iPads: Is it technology addiction, or poor parenting?

MORE kids hooked on iPads: Is it technology addiction, or poor parenting? | Technology Addiction | Scoop.it
Days after a four-year-old girl was identified as Britain's youngest iPad "addict," parents of even younger children stepped forward to speak about their kids' compulsive tablet use — and why they permit it.
Dan Kovach's insight:

Miller, T. (n.d.). MORE kids hooked on iPads: Is it technology addiction, or poor parenting? - NY Daily News. Retrieved July 13, 2013, from http://www.nydailynews.com/life-style/health/kids-hooked-ipads-tech-addiction-poor-parenting-article-1.1328274

more...
Kait Sanford's curator insight, July 17, 2013 8:24 PM

Interesting viewpoint about technology. This is a debate that my colleagues and I have often. 

Scooped by Dan Kovach
Scoop.it!

When Technology Addiction Takes Over Your Life

When Technology Addiction Takes Over Your Life | Technology Addiction | Scoop.it
Are you a tangled mess of BlackBerrys, emails, PDAs, iPhones, laptops, and cell phones? Here’s how to untangle your life and find healthy balance.
Dan Kovach's insight:

Soong, J. (n.d.). When Technology Addiction Takes Over Your Life. Retrieved July 12, 2013, from http://www.webmd.com/mental-health/features/when-technology-addiction-takes-over-your-life

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Dan Kovach
Scoop.it!

Addiction To Electronic Devices Di@tech Project

amazing di@tech project.
Dan Kovach's insight:

Does this look like you or someone you know.  I spend the vast majority of my work week surrounded by kids, many resemble the girl in this video.  I have counseled and spoke with parents who reported their kids "freaking out" when their devices are taken away as a punishment, motivator, or distraction.  Some reported being afraid of the reaction they witnessed of their child.  I agree with the experts on this, it's about balance and recognizing when things are out of balance.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Dan Kovach
Scoop.it!

Study: People Who Are Constantly Online Can Develop Mental Disorders - CBS Charlotte

Study: People Who Are Constantly Online Can Develop Mental Disorders - CBS Charlotte | Technology Addiction | Scoop.it
Get off that computer. A new study finds that constantly being online can affect your mental health.
Dan Kovach's insight:

We needed research for this?  ...JK

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Dan Kovach
Scoop.it!

Student 'addiction' to technology 'similar to drug cravings', study finds - Telegraph

Student 'addiction' to technology 'similar to drug cravings', study finds - Telegraph | Technology Addiction | Scoop.it
Withdrawal symptoms experienced by young people deprived of gadgets and technology is compared to those felt by drug addicts or smokers going “cold turkey”, a study has concluded.
Dan Kovach's insight:

This is one I read a while back that caught my eye.

 

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Dan Kovach
Scoop.it!

Toddlers becoming so addicted to iPads they require therapy - Telegraph

Toddlers becoming so addicted to iPads they require therapy - Telegraph | Technology Addiction | Scoop.it
Children as young as four are becoming so addicted to smartphones and iPads that they require psychological treatment.
Dan Kovach's insight:

Ward, V. (n.d.). Toddlers becoming so addicted to iPads they require therapy - Telegraph. Retrieved July 13, 2013, from http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/10008707/Toddlers-becoming-so-addicted-to-iPads-they-require-therapy.html

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Dan Kovach
Scoop.it!

Internet-use disorder

Children addicted to electronic devices like smartphones, laptops and computer games may soon be labelled as having a mental illness.
Dan Kovach's insight:

Do you use technology to the detriment of other things in your life? It’s alarming to ask a student, “What did you do this past weekend?” and their only response is, “Game.”  How often do you hear friend talk about the hours and hours they spent on Facebook?  It is important to be conscious of how we much time we spend with technology.

more...
No comment yet.